Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 16 die Novembris, 1670.
Privilege of Serjeant at Arms.
THE House being informed, that Sir James Norfolke, the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was lately served with a Subpæna in a Cause depending in the High Court of Chancery, wherein Philip Nicholas the elder, Andrew Nicholas Esquire, Edward Nicholas the elder, Philip Nicholas the younger, and William Nicholas, Sons of Philip Nicholas the elder, who were formerly committed, are Plaintiffs, and the said Sir James Defendant;
Ordered, That the said Sir James Norfolke be allowed his Privilege during the Session of Parliament; and that the said Philip Nicholas the elder, Andrew Nicholas Esquire, Edward Nicholas the elder, Philip Nicholas the younger, and William Nicholas, be taken into the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy or Deputies, for their Contempt in subpænaing the said Sir James Norfolke in Breach of the Privilege of this House.
Relief of indigent Officers.
Recovery of Tythes.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of, and draw up the Reasons for a Conference to be had with the Lords, upon the Amendments, sent down from their Lordships, to the said Bill of Jurors, wherein this House doth not agree with their Lordships; viz. Sir Thomas Gower, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Thom. Clergis, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Crouch, Sir Robert Steward, Sir Robert Atkins, Serj. Maynard, Mr. Rigby, or any Three of them.
Jurisdiction of Lords.
Sir Francis Goodricke reports from the Committee appointed to examine the Matter concerning the Earl Newburgh, the Matter of Fact; and the whole Examination of the Business, in Writing, before the Committee; Which he read in his Place: And it was afterwards delivered in, and read at the Clerk's Table:
Resolved, &c. That the Debate of this Matter be adjourned till Friday Morning next: And that the said Committee be revived, to examine further this Matter; and to look into Precedents which may relate to the same; and consider what may be best for this House's further Proceedings herein: And they are to sit this Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed: And that the Quorum of the said Committee be any Three of them, or more.
Papers dispersed at the Door.
Ordered, That the Debate of the Report of Sir John Knight, concerning the libellous Books dispersed at the Door, appointed for To-morrow, be adjourned till Monday Morning next: And that the Matter concerning Hayes and Jekill be then taken into Consideration.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the former Act for regulating Measures; viz. Colonel Birch, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Will. Hickman, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Jay, Mr. Clarke, Sir John Pelham, Mr. Henly, Mr. Sprye, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Thom. Meeres, Mr. Crouch, Sir Robert Carre, Mr. Hungerford, Sir John Knight, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Goring, Sir John Fagge; or any Three or more of them: And they are to meet, to consider what Defects there be in the said Act; and what is fit to be done further therein; and to receive Information of any the Abuses that have been practised for evading the said Law: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.